Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Validation
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 718 668
Rank change year-on-year -35 -50 -33
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 109 138 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 89 111
England median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £330
% change year-on-year - +21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 6
England median hourly rate £15.50 £31.31 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.49% +71.53% -3.95%
10th Percentile £13.41 £16.93 £10.13
90th Percentile £67.00 £43.00 £24.62
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £31.31 £18.25
% change year-on-year -50.49% +71.53% -3.95%

Data Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Validation in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 47 £430 +1.18% 2
South East -1 25 £300 -25.00%
Midlands +25 14 £375 +4.90%
North of England +45 11 £400 +17.65% 4
West Midlands +21 11 £375 -1.32%
North West +28 6 £600 -7.69% 2
South West - 6 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +15 5 £330 -2.94% 2
East of England -4 4 £450 +1.41% 2
East Midlands -6 3 - -
Data Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 109 (100.00%) Validation
2 46 (42.20%) SQL
3 28 (25.69%) Finance
4 22 (20.18%) Migration
4 22 (20.18%) Data Modelling
5 21 (19.27%) QA
6 20 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
7 18 (16.51%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (15.60%) Test Automation
8 17 (15.60%) Test Strategy
8 17 (15.60%) Data Quality
8 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Excel
9 16 (14.68%) ETL
9 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
9 16 (14.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (14.68%) Data Migration
10 15 (13.76%) Data Analysis
10 15 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (13.76%) SAP
11 14 (12.84%) ERP
12 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
13 12 (11.01%) Oracle
14 11 (10.09%) Banking
14 11 (10.09%) Big Data
14 11 (10.09%) Virtual Team
15 10 (9.17%) Functional Testing
15 10 (9.17%) Data Extraction
15 10 (9.17%) Data Cleansing

Data Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.67%) Confluence
1 4 (3.67%) SAS
2 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.83%) Apache
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.83%) Documentum
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.92%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.92%) Drupal
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) SAP MDG
1 5 (4.59%) SAP MM
1 5 (4.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.75%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.83%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (1.83%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (1.83%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.83%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.92%) iTrent
4 1 (0.92%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.92%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.75%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 3 (2.75%) GitHub
4 2 (1.83%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.83%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.83%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Office 365
5 1 (0.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.51%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (10.09%) Big Data
4 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.59%) MS Access
6 5 (4.59%) Power BI
7 4 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.75%) Pentaho
8 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.83%) Essbase
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle Smart View
9 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) JIRA
2 6 (5.50%) Appium
2 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.67%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.75%) LSMW
4 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.83%) ERwin
5 2 (1.83%) JMeter
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.83%) Selenium
5 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.83%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.92%) Ant
6 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Marketing
4 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Publishing
5 3 (2.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Automotive
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.92%) Advertising
7 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (40.37%) Analyst
2 16 (14.68%) Data Analyst
3 11 (10.09%) Developer
3 11 (10.09%) Test Analyst
4 8 (7.34%) Consultant
4 8 (7.34%) SQL Analyst
4 8 (7.34%) Test Manager
5 6 (5.50%) Data Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) QA Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) SQL Data Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Architect
6 5 (4.59%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Data Architect
6 5 (4.59%) Data Consultant
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (4.59%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Test Leader
7 4 (3.67%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Data Migration Lead
7 4 (3.67%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) XML
2 4 (3.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.75%) PySpark
4 2 (1.83%) .NET
4 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (1.83%) EDI
4 2 (1.83%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.83%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.83%) Web Services
5 1 (0.92%) CSS
5 1 (0.92%) HTML
5 1 (0.92%) HTML5
5 1 (0.92%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) MDX
5 1 (0.92%) RESTful
5 1 (0.92%) SAML
5 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.09%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.50%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.59%) Derivative
4 5 (4.59%) Equities
4 5 (4.59%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.67%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (3.67%) PDA
6 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.75%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (2.75%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.75%) State Machine
6 3 (2.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.83%) Pricing Data
7 2 (1.83%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.75%) Android
1 3 (2.75%) Unix
2 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.83%) Windows
3 1 (0.92%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (100.00%) Validation
2 22 (20.18%) Data Modelling
2 22 (20.18%) Migration
3 20 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.60%) Test Automation
4 17 (15.60%) Test Strategy
5 16 (14.68%) Data Migration
5 16 (14.68%) ETL
5 16 (14.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (13.76%) Data Analysis
7 14 (12.84%) ERP
8 10 (9.17%) Data Cleansing
8 10 (9.17%) Data Extraction
8 10 (9.17%) Functional Testing
9 9 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (8.26%) CRM
9 9 (8.26%) Data Mapping
9 9 (8.26%) Statistics
9 9 (8.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.20%) SQL
2 8 (7.34%) Java
2 8 (7.34%) Python
2 8 (7.34%) T-SQL
3 7 (6.42%) C#
4 3 (2.75%) VBA
5 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.83%) R
5 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.92%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.92%) Groovy
6 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
6 1 (0.92%) Scala
6 1 (0.92%) sed
6 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) Degree
4 3 (2.75%) ISEB
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.92%) CLAS
6 1 (0.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.27%) QA
2 17 (15.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.83%) GCP
4 1 (0.92%) GDPR
4 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.92%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) SAP
3 12 (11.01%) Oracle
4 9 (8.26%) Tableau
5 5 (4.59%) HP
5 5 (4.59%) Omniture
6 3 (2.75%) Progress
6 3 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.83%) Charles River
7 2 (1.83%) Cognos
7 2 (1.83%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.83%) Google
7 2 (1.83%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.83%) Informatica
7 2 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.83%) Remedy
7 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.92%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.92%) Talend